Jim Zuckerman left his medical studies in 1970 to pursue his love of photography and turn it into a career. He has taught creative photography at many universities and private schools, including UCLA, the Hallmark School of Photography, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, and Kent State University. He also leads many international photo excursions to exotic destinations such as Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Burma, Indonesia, China, India, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia and Turkey.
Zuckerman specializes in wildlife, nature, and travel photography, and digital effects. His diversity in technique and style is unique in the professional arena. He states that he only photographs beauty, leaving the dark side of life to other photographers.
Jim has had photo exhibitions in art galleries in Palm Springs, Delray Beach, Detroit, and Los Angeles. His fine art prints hang in scores of private collections
Jim has been a contributing editor to Photographic Magazine for four decades. His images, articles, and photo features have been published in numerous books and magazines including Time-Life books, publications of the National Geographic Society, Outdoor Photographer, Life Magazine, Omni Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Shutterbug, Science Fiction Age, Australia’s Photo World and Greece’s Opticon. He is the author of 20 books on photography including five ebooks, and he now teaches many on-line courses for Betterphoto.com. In addition, he is featured in three instructional DVDs that are available on Amazon.
Jim’s work has been used for packaging, advertising and editorial layouts in more than thirty countries. He has been published in calendars, posters, greeting cards and corporate brochures and annual reports, and his work is also sold as fine art prints in scores of furniture store outlets across the United States, including Ikea. Jim’s work is represented by four different stock photo agencies.